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post #11 of 40 (permalink) Old 10-02-2019, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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So.. I tried to get O'Reilly's to swap for new and they claimed they can't get them.

They ordered me another caliper and specified a Ford reman (vs aftermarket, which is what I had on there previously). The new caliper came and is a Ford part.. logo on the side and "60" printed on the outside of the caliper.

I installed the new caliper last night. The old one was a real buggar to get off. Released the bleeder and that helped a bit but still really hard to get the caliper to compress. Checked the slide pins and the pads.. they all seem to be free but threw some grease in there again to be safe.

New one went on without an issue. Bleeding brakes by yourself is a real pain but got it done.

Truck is the same.. no change. Driving to work again this morning got the drivers side to about 150 and the passenger side was 285.

I'm wondering if it could be the hard line from the Booster/ABS to the wheel. I wouldn't think it would be the booster as I don't have the issues at all wheels.. just that one.

Anything else anyone can suggest I look at?

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you could try changing the soft line.

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you could try changing the soft line.
I did. That's brand new. Sorry if I forgot to mention that earlier.

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if all the brake lines are clear and open and the soft lines are new, the only thing left is a bad caliper, or warped rotor.

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if all the brake lines are clear and open and the soft lines are new, the only thing left is a bad caliper, or warped rotor.
I do feel some extra drag in one area. However, there is no steering wheel shake at all when braking. Every case of a warped rotor I've ever looked at has had a steering wheel shake when braking.

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I have in the past had a problem with the booster hanging up. Quick check for that would be to pull the vacuum line and block it. Use caution stopping, it's not going to stop very well

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but a hanging booster should effect both brakes, not just one side.

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I dont think he has all the air out of them.
He needs to go over to harbor freight, and get a power bleeder. Hooks to the air compressor.
You put the bottle of fluid on the master, hook the bleeder bottle to 60 lbs air, hook the line to the bleeder, open the bleeder, and squeeze the trigger.
His abs modual and calipers probably are air bound.
Let me see if I can find the pictures I took last summer on that 03 with the bad modual

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Ok. I'll buy one and give it a shot.

Is it possible that the rotor is warped so little that I don't feel it in the steering wheel but yet it's causing the heat issues I'm describing? I mentioned that to a co-worker and he laughed at me..

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